APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: with in the next few days BUDGET RANGE: $1200 Before rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming,graphics design,movies/music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: os,speakers,disk drive,,monitor **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: usa
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maby
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024,
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just need it 2 run all my games at max setting with no lag(wow, diablo 3, starcraft 2, C&C, and various other games. and handle running 2-5 programs at once...games,itunes,google, and so on
HDD...i want the Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10krpm but its sold out if i cant find the 6.0gb/s ill have 2 go with the 3.0 version.. but this cant wait since the one im using works just fine
price with S&H is $1199.57
this is my 2ed pc build so i am kinda new to this... only real question i have is would anyone recommend a diff mobo that would be faster then the one i chose.. i might get a 2ed graphics card in a few months but as of now 1 is fine
Personally I would settle for a HAF 922, it is $89 and MORE than adequate for your needs.
Don't go with the GTS 250, it is old technology and almost the same price as ATI 5770 which is MUCH better a card and can use Direct X 11. Also, I don't think you can SLI on AMD boards so best to stick with ATI cards anyway as you cannot add a second 250 to the setup.
I would change the motherboard to GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 for the same price.
With the money saved on the case you could actually buy yourself a 22-24 inch monitor with decent resolution (1920 x 1080). The downside to this is you may consider wanting a better graphic card (ATI 5850).
You could change the HDD down to a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB as they are very popular HDDs. This would save you more money
You are building a nice computer, why be stuck with such a low resolution?
That brings total to: $1067.91
So, you have a bettr GPU, a better CPU, a decent montior and you have saved $131. (so you could change the HDD to the extra fancy one you want if you like).
In an ideal world with the new monitor you would upgrade the GPU to a 5850 and you will be enjoying max graphics for a long time, but that is an extra $150 (if you stick with the HDD I mentioned that leaves you only $19 over budget so it is worth considering). But, the 5770 is a nice card and at $149.99 it is a far greater buy than the GTS250
Ok, so you don't need a new monitor, which means you could get a 5850 and your fancy HDD if you wanted.
Though at your resolution the 5770 would likely still be more than good enough at playing everything at high settings.
I am slightly concerned by the 8ms response time of that monitor and confused as to why a monitor with that response time and non HD resolution is so insanely expensive, but then I am no expert with monitors so perhaps I am missing something.
edit: o one more thing about the monitor, its probably using a different technology than the cheap LCD tech (IPS or S-IPS or better VS cheapo TN)
a quick link to the wiki page, scroll down to types and basically this is why u see thousand dollar LCDs with 10ms response time
bestbuy etc. for the most part ONLY sell TN versions of LCD monitors
NEC and DELL r really the mainstream non-TN monitors i see available usually
I don't really think there's any reason to get the new Velociraptor. You can get faster boot times & game loading with a smallish SSD + 1 TB 7200 rpm drive (specifically the Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12).
The 600 GB VR is $280 and offers 3-4ms data access.
An 80 GB Intel X25-M is $200 and offers < .1ms data access. Add in a 500 GB or 1 TB Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12, and for approximately the same price (with the 1 TB drives), you have more storage and faster everything. Note that the 7200 rpm drives mentioned perform streaming reads at speeds rivalling the VR.
(Don't get me wrong, the VR is an excellent hard drive, but with the prices of SSDs & 500 GB platter 7200 rpm drives where they are, VRs don't make a whole lot of sense anymore, except perhaps for database/workstation-type workloads.)
thank you thank you.. like i said im kinda new 2 the whole computer thing.. i know a tad but not as much as u guys ... ill problly go with asteldian's build hope it will get me back into the gaming scene
Asteldian's build is quite good. Since you already have a decent monitor, I would suggest his build, but substitute an ATI 5850 for the 5770 (as he mentioned). And consider an SSD + Spinpoint/7200.12, but only if you have money left over that you're considering blowing on a VR.
thanks i decided im just going 2 get a new power supple,mobo,cpu,graphics card and memory.. trying 2 get it all for around $500-$600.. im just going 2 use my current case,hdd,disk drive and then problly in dec/jan im going 2 go ahead and get a whole new computer when i have more $$
Definately a better looking build. Given your original budget though, I would considre pushing for the extra $150 for the 5850, I know that topples you considerably overyour new budget, but the card will last you a good long while, and even while overspending now, as the build I put up earlier shows, by the time you complete the build you will be falling right inside your initial total budget ($1067.91)
But its up to you, at your resolution the 5770 will be good for awhile, so you may prefer to keep with it now knowing at some point you will need to upgrade (at which point things will be cheaper and you may afford better)
But yes, aside from the question of what you want to do with the GPU it all looks good. (I don't know too much about AMD mobos but I assume the one you picked is good. Asus and Gigabyte are the popular ones)
yea right now i shouldnt be spending $1000 on a pc id really like to but i need to pay my court fines 1st i just need a GC thats going 2 run my games at mid to max settings i was trying 2 keep it under $600
like i said in jan maby a lil later i plan on building a top of the line gaming pc i just need a pretty good one for now so i can play Starcraft 2 when it comes out and get back to wow and all my other games so ill consider spending $300 on a gc then
Oh, in that case definately stick with the 5770, it will run your games at mid settings for a long time no problem, I was thinking in terms of max settings which at your resolution will the card will also manage for probably a year or so. I am so used to buying cards based on lasting 2-3 years (women refuse to see the logic of spending less now then spending some money again later, they just see it as spending and spending again! So I always have to buy more than I need at the time to make sure the wife doesn't start questioning)
When you upgrade in Jan I still wouldn't buy a new GPU, keep the 5770 for as long as you can play your games and get a new card when all is cheaper